Category: Scandal

Wolf administration, Pa Labor Secretary under fire amid pandemic response

Oleksiak’s conflicting interests have raised questions about potential campaign finance violations between Wolf and the Pennsylvania State Education Association, and if perhaps Oleksiak’s appointment by Wolf was in return for campaign donations from PSEA. 

AG Shapiro endorsed Hartwick’s re-election bid, now investigating his drunken joyride in County vehicle, Steelton bar fight

The intersecting roles of the elected officials has set the stage for a conflict of interest between Shapiro and Hartwick.

Citizens question Commissioner’s use of Dauphin County vehicle night of public intoxication, fight at bar on Feb. 15

The commissioner was allegedly cut-off by bartender “Ruthie” at the St. Lawrence Club, who threatened to call the police on Hartwick following an altercation in the bar on Saturday Feb 15.
By 1:25 a.m. Sunday, the commissioner was intoxicated at the 7-11 store on Derry Street where he was found by police.
Hartwick’s county vehicle was left in the store’s lot for pick up later.

Lt. Gov. Fetterman defamed a Muslim family as Islamophobic on national TV after “Twitter war”

Fetterman accused Sean Guay of engaging in “Islamophobic dog whistling” in an interview with Pittsburgh Action News 4, attorney Marc Scaringi said.
“Our families don’t deserve to have to defend themselves against these attacks from the Lt. Governor,” said Guay.

No negative publicity? Local media PennLive, theBurg have financial ties to Mayor Papenfuse

A group of citizens in Allison Hill have raised concerns about the mayor’s financial ties to the owner of theBurg, and his very cozy relationship with Pennlive’s new editor. 

Director of Finance responds to allegations against City of Harrisburg in federal lawsuit

Bruce Weber, Director of Finance & Budget for the City of Harrisburg, quickly dismissed any hint of a looming settlement by the city. “I’d rather have the courts adjudicate. That’s what they are there for. Due process.”

FBI investigating evidence against Harrisburg Mayor in real estate, abuse of power scandal: Federal Lawsuit

An FBI investigation related to corruption of Harrisburg officials has hamstrung the efforts of the city’s legal team to have the lawsuit dismissed.